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September - 2003

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Spiritual Retreat at Ankaleshwar: Sept 1,  2003 - Sept 7, 2003

 Rev. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited by Hoechst (a famous drug manufacturing company) at Ankaleshwar to conduct yoga, meditation, and stress management capsule course for the executives of the company.

Sixty executives were invited for the self-development program. Sri Swami Adhyatmanandaji conducted a very special and exclusive program for them with Yogasana, Pranayama, Meditation and discourses upon the subject of “Man-Making”.  While  Rev Swamiji Maharaj was in Ankleshwar,  he was invited by Gujarat Narmada Fertilizer Corporation and Bharuch District Management Association. Swamiji’s visit to Ankaleshwar and Bharuch inspired many yoga enthusiasts. They have formed a “Yoga Health Club” which was inaugurated by Rev.Swamiji.

Satsang on  Holy Master’s 116th Birthday anniversary : Sept 8, 2003

  Monday, September 8, 2003 Rev. Gurudev H. H. Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj’s 116th birthday was celebrated with a day-long spiritual retreat with prayers, meditation, japa, swadhaya, discourses and Guru Paduka Poojan.

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Rev. Sri Narayan Guru's 149th birthday Celebration: Sept 10, 2003

Sri Narayan Guru Cultural Mission (Kerala), celebrated (Chathayam) Rev. Sri Narayan Guru's 149th birthday anniversary. Rev. Swami  Adhyatmanandaji Maharaj was invited as a guest of honor for the occasion.  

Campaign against Obesity: Sept 21, 2003  

Karnavati Club organized weight reduction campaign program which was conducted by very eminent and leading Medical Practitioners of Ahmedabad. Rev. Swami Adhyatmanandaji inaugurated the day-long program. He gave helpful hints for reducing obesity. This program was attended by a very large number of people.  

600th Yoga Camp at Sivananda Ashram, Ahmedabad: Sept 15, 2003 Sept 28, 2003   

600th Yoga Camp was inaugurated by Mr. A. k. Patel, a very well known member of parliament,  who has served this post for two and half decades. In his inauguration speech he said that most of the politicians suffers from tension in day to day life. Rev. Swamiji should organize a special camp for the politicians only and that too at this ashram. He added, that mere entering this sacred place had given him an inexplicable inner peace and bliss.

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 600th Yoga Camp inaugurated by Mr. A. K. Patel 

Nine hundred and one candidates from all walks of life attended the camp. There were six scientists from The Space Application Center, forty four doctors; two hundred and fifty engineers, two hundred and thirty chartered accountants and the rest were post graduates from various fields. The activities included during the camp were Morning Prayers, Candle Light Meditation, Yogasanas, Flexibilities, Relaxation, Kriyas, Mudras, Bandha. Finally “Sankha-Prakshalan” was also organized during the camp.

H. E. Governor of Gujarat Sri Kailashpati Mishraji graced the valedictory function and blessed yoga enthusiasts.  

Special Satsang on Birthday of Rev Sri Guru Maharaj: Sept 24, 2003  

  Wednesday, Sept 24, 2003 a Special Satsang and Guru Paduka Poojan was arranged to celebrate Rev. Gurudev Srimat Swami Chidanandaji Maharaj’s 88th birthday.  A divine portrait (13 meters x 3 meters) of Rev. Sri Guru Maharaj was installed in the Chidananda Dhyan Mandir, which was unveiled by H. E Governor of Gujarat , Sri Kailashpati Mishraji. It brings living presence of Sri Guru Maharaj and make this place a perfect place for mediation.

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A Divine Portrait  of  Gurudev  in "Sri Swami Chidananda Dhyan Mandir"
unveiled on His 88th birthday (Set 24, 2003) by H. E Governor of Gujarat Sri Kailaspati Mishraji . 

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Birth Centenary Celebration of Mother Sri Krishanabai: Sept 25, 2003 Sept 28, 2003

A four day long birth centenary celebration of Sri krishnabai Mataji was organized at the ashram with chanting of Sri Rama Nama, feeding to poor, Sundar Kand path and Sant sammelan. Governor of Gujarat Sri Mishraji, Mahamandaleshwar Sri Mangalanadaji Maharaj  and President of all India Sadhu Samaj, Sri Rameshwardas ji Maharaj, Mahant of Sri Jadish Mandir and many more Saints graced the occasion.  

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H. E Governor of Gujarat Sri Kailashpati Mishraji  & Gathering of Saints on 
birthday Centenary Celebration of Mother Sri Krishnabai 

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Sri Anil Mehta (advocate) and renowned Yogacharya from the Divine Life Society,  Malad branch (Mumbai) was invited for the function and was bestowed the award of “YOGA PRACHAR RATNA” for his twenty two years of relentless yoga teachings service to mankind.  

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A Memorial Envelop (memorial postal stamp) for the birth centenary celebration of Pujya Sri Krishnabai Mataji was released by H. E Governor of Gujarat , published by postal department of Govt. of India.  

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Navaratri celebration   

A procession (Rath Yatra) of Sri Sri Sri Chamunda Mataji was organized on Monday Sept 29, 2003  in the local area of Ahmedabad with colorful Purna Kumbha , flags , chariots, drums, musical orchestras , singing and dancing in praise of Holy Mother as a part of holy Sri Navratri festival .


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Kanya Puja on Navaratri 

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